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Big money tests Canadian marijuana stocks

As Canada moves toward legalization of recreational marijuana on Oct. 17 and the U.S. shows signs of growing leniency, hedge funds such as Navy are leading the advance of institutional …


Boating with your bud

There’s nothing like water to relax you.


Guest Column: Smoking pot and smoking guns

Getting drunk and playing with a gun is a bad idea, as is taking too many pain pills and then deciding to go hunting.


LCB visits Spokane for round-table

One of the challenges with those trying to regulate Washington’s legal cannabis marketplace or those being regulated by it is that it’s distinctly different than many other industries.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Smuggler who used helicopters to deliver drugs sentenced

A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West’s appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana despite opposition

Oklahoma voters on Tuesday backed the medicinal use of marijuana, overcoming a late opposition campaign from law enforcement and business, faith and political leaders.


Oklahoma voters weigh 1st marijuana ballot question of 2018

Oklahoma primary voters were weighing Tuesday whether to approve one of the least-restrictive state laws allowing medical marijuana, the nation’s first cannabis ballot question of the year.


Medical milestone: U.S. OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite …


Permit sought for Dayton-area pot grow

What could be Columbia County’s first cannabis growing operation is scheduled for a public hearing next week.


Fourth pot shop in Pullman may open next month

Kush 21, Pullman’s newest pot shop, could be open for business as soon as July 1, the store’s manager told the Daily News.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin …


Davidson urging Congress to let pot businesses use banks

State Treasurer Duane Davidson is working to get Congress to change federal laws and open banking to marijuana businesses in states where it’s legal.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana …


Will the same budtender be there next time? New cannabis jobs report says maybe not

Those involved in the retail side of Washington and Colorado cannabis sales don’t tend to stick around very long, according to the latest data from the Seattle-based cannabis software/data company …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 1:36 p.m.

Durkan and mayors of 5 other U.S. cities with legalized pot form group

Mayors from six U.S. cities with legal marijuana have formed a coalition with the aim of preparing other states and the federal government for legalization.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Colorado governor vetoes marijuana ‘tasting rooms’ proposal

Colorado’s governor on Monday vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Glut of marijuana in Oregon is cautionary tale, experts say

Marijuana prices are in free fall, and the craft cannabis farmers who put Oregon on the map decades before broad legalization say they are in peril of losing their now-legal …


California, U.S. team up on an issue that divides them: pot

An alarming increase in the use of a highly toxic and banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California is leading U.S. and state officials to …


U.S. raises concerns about illnesses tied to synthetic pot

U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah.


Avista extends energy efficiency incentives to indoor growers

Cannabis growers looking to save money can start by looking at their lighting.


GrowOp Farms evolves into one of state’s largest cannabis growers

Katrina and Rob McKinley have heard plenty of the rumors over the years.


‘The Dope Show’ bringing laughs to Spokane

Many marijuana users report that one of the more enjoyable side effects is a big boost to one’s sense of humor – you’re likely to find more things funny, including …


Little research available on risks of combining cannabis, prescriptions

Many of us have faced a familiar temptation. Following a spirited night of drinking, we can’t sleep. So we look in the medicine cabinet for something to help us nod …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 10:50 a.m.

U.S. arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation tied to China.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

U.S. attorney: Oregon has major pot overproduction

The black market for marijuana is thriving in Oregon and an oversupply of weed from growers is flowing to more than two dozen states where pot remains illegal, a top …


Oregon marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet – …


Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

Applications for state licenses to grow hemp – marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin – have increased more than twentyfold since 2015, and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 …


Report: Legal marijuana boosts government revenue – a little

A new report finds that legalizing and taxing marijuana boosts revenue for state and local governments, but not by much.


Desperate to hire, more businesses open door to pot smokers

A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies for the first time in decades. A small but increasing …